Promising Scottish rider Anna Shackley forced to retire from cycling at 22

SD Worx-Protime rider leaves cycling due to cardiac arrhythmia

Anna Shackley in a GB jersey
(Image credit: Alex Whitehead/

Anna Shackley has been forced to retire from cycling due to a cardiac arrhythmia, it was revealed on Tuesday.

The Scottish SD Worx-Protime rider finished second at the Tour de l'Avenir Femmes last year and was a former under-23 British time trial champion. She was also third in the under-23 category at the World Championships last August, in her home city of Glasgow.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.